Lois Lowry - In the Dreamworld It Doesn't Matter
Posted: 4/14/2011 4:21:53 PM
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The 5th Annual Sarah Marwil Lamstein Children's Literature Lecture featuring two-time Newbery Medal winning author Lois Lowry. This lecture was recorded at Rackham Amphiteatre for the University of Michigan Department of English.
As an author, Lowry is known for writing about difficult subject matters within her works for children. She has explored such complex issues as racism
, terminal illness
, and the Holocaust
among other challenging topics. She has also explored very controversial issues of questioning authority such as in The Giver
Trilogy. Her writing on such matters has brought her both praise and criticism. In particular, her work The Giver has been met with a diversity of reactions from schools in America, some of which have adopted her book as a part of the mandatory curriculum, while others have prohibited the book's inclusion in classroom studies.
Lois Lowry's lecture, "In the Dreamworld It Doesn't Matter," was presented as part of the Sarah Marwil Lamstein Children's Literature Lucture series.
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